Steal Like an Artist

 Speaking of TED Talks, this TEDx Talk by artist Austin Kleon, who is most famous for his newspaper blackout art, and book, Steal Like an Artist, makes some very useful points to new IB Art Students about building on the work that has come before you.  Although he doesn't mention it until well into the video below, his concept starts with Picasso's quote about good artists borrowing and great artists stealing.  In his personal journey about his own 'life of theft', he creates interesting - but more importantly, critical and necessary boundaries for students to consider as they create their own work, and how to properly filter the world around them though their own creative lens.  In this way - they can integrate, analyze and synthesize ideas, rather than simply plagiarize them.


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